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A.S. in Engineering Technology Course Descriptions

A.S. in Engineering Technology Course Descriptions



Electronics (ELTR)

151. Fundamentals of Electricity - Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

Elementary principles of electricity covering basic electrical units. Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, circuit solutions, network solutions, magnetism, inductance, and capacitance. No duplicate credit for ELTR 151 and ELCY 151. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 113 or equivalent.

152. Circuit Analysis - Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

Electric circuits with voltages of sinewave forms; the concepts of inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, and complex impedance; solutions of A.C. circuits, single and three phase; series and parallel resonance; and the transformer. No duplicate credit for ELTR 152 and ELCY 152. Prerequisite: ELCY 151.

171. Electronic Devices - Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

Semiconductor physics, PN junction, BJT and FET characteristics, vacuum tubes, UJT's and Thyristers. Optoelectronics and rectification. Prerequisite: Credit for or registration in MATH 113 or equivalent.

172. Electronic Amplifiers - Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

Principles and characteristics of amplifier configurations, feedback, dB gain, impedance matching, frequency response, multi-stage circuits, and power amplifiers. Prerequisite: ELTR 171.

202. Communication Systems - Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

Telephone and data communication networks, transmission media, broadband systems, and computer networks. Prerequisite: ELTR 151 or ELTR 171.

209. Operational Amplifiers and Linear Circuits - Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

Waveform measurements, integrated circuit timers and linear power supplies. Op-amp circuits including amplifiers, integrators, differentiaters, oscillators, and rectifiers. Op-amp DC and AC performance. Prerequisites: ELTR 152 or ELTR 172.

210. Digital Electronics - Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

Basic number systems, Boolean algebra and logic reduction, counters and registers, coding, ALU techniques and systems. Prerequisite: ELTR 151 or ELTR 171.

214. Measurements - Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

Principles of passive and electronic voltmeters, ohmmeters, and ammeters; potentiometer circuitry and calibration, bridgetype instruments, transducers, data conversion, control circuits, and digital sequencing. Prerequisite: Credit for or registration in ELTR 152 and ELTR 172.

234. Introduction to Microcontrollers and Programming - Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

Basic microcontroller architecture, interfacing, and introduction to higher-level language programming. Prerequisite: ELTR 210.

280. Special Topics in Electronics Technology - Lec. 1-3 Lab. 0-3 Cr. 1-4

Special topics in electronics technology. May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 8 hours credit. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

290. Research and Design Projects - Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Researching problems or designing and building special projects. Final written and oral report is required for each option. Prerequisites: ELTR 209 or ELTR 210 or ELTR 214 or ELTR 234.


Instrumentation (INST)

101. Introduction to Process Control I - Lec. 3 Lab3 Cr. 4

Process control instruments systems as they relate to industrial applications. Subjects covered in this course include instrument symbols; the control loop; transducer operation; calibration; pressure measurement; force, weight, and motion measurements; and flow measurements. Prerequisite: Credit for or registration in MATH 113 or equivalent.

102. Introduction to Process Control II - Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

Fundamentals of measurement methods used to measure flow, level, and temperature. Final control elements are studied in relation to process control as well as safety, calibration, and testing procedures used in the instrument field. Prerequisite: INST 101.

224. Mechanical Measuring Principles - Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Mechanical instrument principles used in measurement and control of industrial processes. Prerequisites: INST 102.

234. Electronic Instrumentation and Control - Lec. 3 Lab. 3 Cr. 4

Process control using electronic instrumentation, control simulation, and distributed control system applications. Prerequisite: INST 102.

244. Electrical Control Systems - Lec. 2 Lab. 3 Cr. 3

Principles and application of motor control circuits and line diagrams, control devices, transformer connections, and time delay circuits. No duplicate credit for INST 244 and ELCY 244. Prerequisite: ELTR 152 or permission of department head.


Process Plant (PRTC)

103. Fundamentals of Process Plant Technology - Lec. 2 Lab. 3 Cr. 3

Duties and responsibilities of process plant operators. Process plant equipment is introduced. Relationships and interactions between production workers and supervisors. Safety and ethical aspects of their position as plant operator.

121. Total Quality Management - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Introduction to quality concepts, team concepts, organizational learning, and effective meetings. No duplicate credit for PRTC 121 and PRTC 110. Prerequisite: PRTC 103.

203. Safety, Health and the Environment - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Hazards Agency (OSHA) regulations, general plant safety topics and environmental considerations. No duplicate credit for PRTC 203 and ENSC 203. Prerequisite: PRTC 103.

204. Process Operations I - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Safety and operational principles of pumps, compressors, drivers, heat exchangers, cooling towers, furnaces, and valves. Prerequisite: PRTC 103 and MATH 113.

206. Process Laboratory I - Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Operation of computer simulated processes: tanks, pumps, mix tank, and heat exchanger systems. Includes start-up, shutdown, and troubleshooting exercises. Prerequisite: Registration in or credit in PRTC 204; Corequisite: INST 101.

224. Process Operations II - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Safety and operational principles of towers, boilers, reactors, refrigeration systems, and safe handling of industrial processes. Prerequisite: PRTC 204.

226. Process Laboratory II - Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Continuation of PRTC 206, including computer-simulated processes: flash tank, unit operations, distillation column, natural draft fired heater. Hands-on operation of a distillation column and a water circulating system. Prerequisites: PRTC 206; Credit for or registration in PRTC 224.

228. Unit Operations Laboratory - Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Hands-on operation of bench- and laboratory-scale process equipment with emphasis on start-up, shutdown, troubleshooting, and data collection procedures. Prerequisites: PRTC 206; Credit for or registration in PRTC 224.

240. Troubleshooting - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Fundamentals of process troubleshooting including: identifying abnormal operation conditions, determining the root cause, and specifying corrective actions. No duplicate credit for PRTC 240 and PRTC 233. Prerequisites: PRTC 206; credit for or registration in 224.

299. Process Technology Problem Session - Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Performance calculations and system diagram exercises for valves, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, distillation towers, and reactors. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.


Technology (TECH)

104. Technical Drawing - Lab. 6 Cr. 2

Fundamentals of graphical communication and design using a computer-aided draft-ing package. Spatial view, proper dimensions, representing 3-D objects in 2-D space, and the various drawings encountered in an industrial workplace. No duplicate credit for TECH 104 and DRFT 104.

230. Special Topics in Technology - Lec. 0-4 Lab. 0-4 Cr. 1-4

Special topics in technology. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Hours will vary depending on the topic. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.

250. Technology Practice - 3 Cr. 3

Practical technology experience in industry under the supervision of an industry supervisor. Evaluation by supervisor and instructor required. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.